GOLF: Adam Pike pockets his biggest prize to date

Brampton Park golfer Adam Pike. Picture: TONY RUSHMER

Brampton Park golfer Adam Pike. Picture: TONY RUSHMER - Credit: Archant

Brampton Park professional Adam Pike enjoyed the biggest pay-day of his career thanks to holing a monster putt on the final green of the Weston Homes East Herts Fourball Better Ball tournament.

Pike sank a 30-footer for birdie to boost his spoils from the professionals-only event and the team competition, which ran alongside it.

The 28 year-old ended up tied for second against his fellow professionals, finishing on a two-under total of 140 – one shot behind ex-European Tour star Ray Russell.

That earned him £700, but the putt on 18 took him and four-handicap playing partner Paul Farrance to victory in the team tournament, securing Pike a further £1,000.

Pike is up to eighth on the Order of Merit in his first season playing the PGA in England (East) circuit.

A top-three finish at the final event - the East Anglian Open at The Rayleigh Club – next month would earn him a place in the national PGA Play-Offs.

Pike said: “My goal was to get into the top-25, so I didn’t have to qualify next year. It’s nice to have put myself in this position in my first year.”